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Victorino (leg) will not make the trip Monday to play the Cardinals in Jupiter (Fla.), the Boston Globe reports.

Victorino, who was rested for the two days over the weekend, had been scheduled to play Monday, but the Red Sox are giving him another day. That means we should expect to see him play Tuesday at home in Fort Myers.

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Victorino felt tightness in his legs after sliding into the bag while going from first to third on a single in Friday night's game, WEEI.com reports.

Victorino kidded with reporters Saturday, admonishing himself for such an aggressive action playing in just his second game since coming off back surgery last August. "Second game in seven months and I'm going first to third on a bang-bang play?" Victorino said with a wry laugh. "What's my problem?" Victorino, who took batting practice Saturday, will get Sunday off before heading across state Monday to play the Cardinals.

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Victorino is battling some general soreness and will be out a couple days, Ian Browne of MLB.com reports.

Victorino was scratched from his scheduled appearance in one of Saturday's split-squad games and will be given a couple more days to let the soreness subside, but the report notes that it's not believed to be anything serious. The 34-year-old's ability to take batting practice on the field Saturday would seem to suggest as much. That said, Victorino has had problems staying on the field in recent years and this is a somewhat troubling sign at this stage of spring training.

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Victorino had been on a list of participants scheduled to play in one of Boston's split-squad games Saturday, but is not in the starting lineup, the Providence Journal reports.

We'll be waiting to see if there's more to this than just a random day off for Victorino, who had back surgery in 2014.

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Victorino will start in right field Tuesday when Boston kicks off its spring training with a game against Northeastern University, the Providence Journal reports.

Manager John Farrell said earlier in camp that a healthy Victorino will be his starting right fielder and so far, he's handled the training without restriction. The starting lineup also includes Mookie Betts, not Rusney Castillo, in center field.

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Victorino is a candidate to hit leadoff, WEEI.com reports. Red Sox manager John Farrell was discussing leadoff options Friday, mentioning Victorino as a possibility along with Brock Holt and Mookie Betts.

Betts appears to be the best-suited option, but Farrell threw some uncertainty on that notion earlier this week when he said Victorino, if healthy, would be the starting right fielder. In that event, Betts would likely come off the bench. Farrell added the leadoff hitter is "going to be dependent on the opposing pitcher on a given day." We expect the starting right field / leadoff hitter jobs to play itself out over the course of spring training.

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Victorino will return to switch-hitting in 2015, WEEI.com reports.

Victorino has almost exclusively hit from the right side since late in the 2013 season, but he seems to have trouble hitting right-handers from both sides of the plate. While the Red Sox expect Victorino to serve as the starting right fielder this season, it wouldn't be surprising to see the veteran lose a significant number of at-bats when the team faces right-handed pitching. The Red Sox have excellent depth in the outfield, including righty-mashing Daniel Nava.

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Victorino (back) is a full-go for Wednesday's full-squad workout, The Boston Globe's Pete Abraham reports.

The Red Sox already said that, health permitting, Victorino will start in right field. Still, it wouldn't be surprising to see the 34-year-old lose at-bats against right-handed pitching, with Boston sporting a remarkably deep group in the outfield.

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Victorino will start in right field for Boston if he's healthy, Tim Britton of the Providence Journal reports.As a bonus, Farrell also said Victorino would likely bat lead-off if he's in the lineup, unless Mookie Betts finds a starting spot somewhere else. Victorino excelled in the second spot for the Red Sox in 2013, but you have to wonder if his age (34) could begin to catch up to him in health or production.

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Victorino (back) arrived at training camp Wednesday, one week before he was scheduled to report, ESPN Boston reports.Victorino is coming off back surgery and understands the situation he's facing. There's a log-jam in Boston's outfield and he'll need to win the starting right field job. His main competition at this point is Mookie Betts, a converted infielder who started just eight games in right field last season, but is the team's best choice to lead off. Victorino says he's been working out, taking live batting practice and running without any setbacks.